Maps To Eden

Maps To Eden (Punk/Rock) - Sydney, Australia




Maps To Eden are a three piece Alternative Rock/Punk band from Western Sydney, Australia.

Upcoming Shows:
More shows coming soon.



"Something For Everyone" Album Review
You will need this album in your life and we'll tell you why in this review. The opening track "Bad Weather" begins the album with a New Found Glory type bounce to it. The track is an incredible opener as it features a top notch guitar riff along with easy to sing along vocals. It dips down near the halfway but quickly climbs back up to the high octane sound that really takes it over the top. "Ghost" kicks off right away with an upbeat riff and driving opening. The track smoothly ramps up to a nice little melodic breakdown before bursting into a high octane Punk type sound. It's here that the track puts the foot on the gas and it speeds ahead with melody and energetic Rock tendencies. The chorus is highly infectious and incredibly easy to sing along to. Later in the track is a bouncy breakdown that is sure to get the live crowd hopping along. "Sail Away" has a slow start before bursting at the seams with a radio friendly Blink 182 vibe to it. The melodic chorus soars along with the infectious guitar riffs that are out of this world. "Third Party Damage" starts off with a nice little dirty riff before exploding into a track that is single worthy. Mark my words, it'll be a fan favorite in no time! "Yellow & Green" is controlled in its delivery but the track strikes a chord in the heartstrings of the listener as it's honest and heartfelt. "Empty Words" picks up the pace and features some remarkable Rock breakdowns along with driving vocals and instrumentation. It's a track that'll get toes tapping and sing alongs right away. "Interlude" breaks up the album as it's an instrumental that is two minutes of soothing soulness. "Phasing Out" cranks things back to 11 as it erupts with a Alternative Rock sound that even teeters on being Hard Rock. The guitar solo on the track along with the breakdown is oustanding and really makes it a stand out track. "Last Impressions" starts off slow but builds up to a wall of sound that is pure passion through and through. "Inception" is fast and relentless. The Punk influences really shine through on the album as it blazes through without letting up on the radio friendly sound of the band. The closer "In The Dark Of Night" summarizes everything awesome about the band. It's an excellent closing track that really leaves its mark on the listener. Every single track on this album is a banger and could (should) be played on the radio. Brilliant album from an amazing up and coming band.

Verdict:
Maps To Eden deliver a can't miss album for fans of Alternative Rock and Pop Punk music.

"Ghost" Single Review
Maps To Eden are young up and coming band from Australia who mesh together Punk and Rock to create a unique sound that really stands out in the scene. Their new single "Ghost" is the first single from their upcoming "Something For Everyone" EP (to be released Sept. 18). Let's dive in and see what their new single is all about. The track kicks off right away with an upbeat riff and driving opening. The track smoothly ramps up to a nice little melodic breakdown before bursting into a high octane Punk type sound. It's here that the track puts the foot on the gas and it speeds ahead with melody and energetic Rock tendencies. The chorus is highly infectious and incredibly easy to sing along to. Later in the track is a bouncy breakdown that is sure to get the live crowd hopping along. It's an incredible single that really makes the listener salivate for more and luckily we won't have to wait too much longer to get your groove on with more music (keep an eye out on Sept. 18).

Verdict:
Maps To Eden burst into the Rock/Punk scene with their highly infectious single "Ghost".

-Interview- (8/7/17)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “Maps To Eden” and is there any meaning behind it?

I think were still developing our sound as a band, we are quite genre confused at the moment as we all have such different music tastes and I feel we're still defining our sound.

Maps To Eden for us means our safe place, our sanctuary etc. We love being on stage and Maps To The Stage didn't sound right haha. We were actually contemplating Maps For Astronauts at one point.


2. What do you want people to take away from your "Ghost" single?

I think "Ghost" for us is the most straight forward rock song on the album. Punchy, gets to the point and leaves you wanting more so I guess that's why we chose it as our first single hopefully leaving people wanting more.


3. What's your favorite track to play live?

It's hard to say as we have only played "Ghost" live so far, though I do love rocking out to "Inception" at rehearsals.


4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

For me personally the ultimate tour would be Maps opening for Brand New.


5. What’s your take on the current state of Punk?

Well we all listen to and follow different genres so it's hard to us to stay focused on one specific genre however, I feel Punk has made a dramatic comeback with bands such as, Neck Deep, Four Year Strong etc.


6. What’s the current music scene like there in Australia both locally and country wide?

Ah the Australian music scene has changed quite a bit from my early days and past bands though you'll still find a few punk bands going strong and keeping the scene active. With constant venue closures and lock out laws etc. it makes things difficult for people to get out to shows that are convenient but it is what it is, always changing.


7. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Illegally downloading music is so inconvenient and you also get terrible quality and compressed versions of the songs. Wouldnt you rather spend $10 on a CD that sounds awesome or even $10 for Spotify And have all your tunes readily available when you want them? I just never understood why you'd choose to do otherwise. You waste more than $10 in time downloading crappy versions of songs.


8. What’s next for Maps To Eden?

We plan to put some shows and tours together nationally to support our upcoming album.


9. Any shoutouts?

We like to give a shout out to everyone who helped out this record together, Matt Otto, Attack Recording Studios, Sonamax mastering and all our family and friends who have supported us this far.